Explore the charming European-style streets filled with one of a kind boutiques before strolling along Victoria’s scenic harbour front to watch seaplanes take off. After enjoying British high tea at Victoria’s luxurious Fairmont Empress, hop on board the bus to travel to Butchart Gardens to experience their awe-inspiring gardens. Indulge in delicious steamed buns stuffed with pork at Bao or succulent prawns and crispy vegetable tempura at Hope Key Restaurant. Please check out the following list of the top 10 best Asian restaurants in Victoria, Canada to be transported to the bustling streets and lush jungles of Asia for mouthwatering exotic cuisine.
1. Lum's Chinese Restaurant
After a morning walking around Victoria’s beautiful harbour front, venture over to Lum’s Chinese Restaurant to satiate your desire for Chinese cuisine. Enjoy an overflowing plate of flaming, crispy deep-fried ginger chicken over a bed of white rice. Depending on the size of your party, choose one of the enticing combos created for parties of one-six. Order numerous plates to share including honey garlic pork, crunchy wontons, beef and broccoli, and sizzling shrimp fried rice.
Lum's Chinese Restaurant
Address: 914 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC V9A 3M6
Website: Lum’s Chinese Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2pm, 4pm - 10:30pm, Sat: 4pm - 10:30pm, Sun: 4pm - 10pm
2. Foo Asian Street Food
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Leave the charming European-inspired streets of Victoria’s downtown to indulge in the exotic flavours of the far east at Foo Asian Street Food. Imagine wandering through the narrow alleys of Seoul’s Insadong searching for the best-fried chicken as you enjoy every crunchy morsel. Indulge in crispy pork-filled lettuce wraps alongside a bowl of tropical pineapple and pork fried rice sprinkled with cashews. Wash down your plate of tantalizing pad thai with a bottle of Japanese Sapporo beer.
Foo Asian Street Food
Address: 769 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1L4
Website: Foo Asian Street Food
Opening hours: 11:30am - 10pm (daily)
Encounter an exciting China Town dragon performance en route to Boa to sample some delicious fried chicken bao stuffed with spicy kimchi, scallions, and pickled cucumbers. Savour every bite of crispy chicken cutlet in the spicy chicken katsu curry comprised of green cabbage, pickled ginger, and umeboshi over rice. Pick up your chopsticks to reach the bottom of your stoneware bowl while working away at your flavourful bibimbap. Warm-up from a chilly autumn walk along the harbour side with a bowl of steaming pork belly ramen served alongside fluffy baos filled with tangy BBQ pork.
Address: 626 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1R6
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 9pm, Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm (closed on Sun)
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4. Young's Restaurant
After touring Victoria’s landmark Parliament buildings, wander over to Young’s Restaurant which has been serving the city of Victoria for many decades. Indulge in the exotic flavours of the far east while tasting every piece of Kung Pao Chicken alongside a healthy serving of Singapore shrimp chow mein. Savour the fresh vegetables and tender pieces of beef scattered throughout the sizzling Szechuan Vegetable and Beef Chinese specialty. Enjoy one of the many combo options along with your large group to experience numerous varieties of Young’s famous mouthwatering creations.
Address: 2638 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4E3
Website: Young’s Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2:30pm, 4pm - 10pm, Sat & Sun: 4pm - 10pm
5. Hope Key Restaurant
After spending an afternoon experiencing Butchart Garden’s spectacular sunken garden, head over to Hope Key Restaurant to sample delicious Asian cuisine. Try out the al a carte menu or the tasting menu with a choice of appetizers, tantalizing entrees, and dessert. Stop by to experience the daily dinner specials including Thursday, which showcases spicy prawns served alongside rice or noodles. Indulge in a creamy bubble tea while waiting for your spring rolls, veggie tempura, and almond chicken to arrive.
Hope Key Restaurant
Address: 1313 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2E9
Website: Hope Key Restaurant
Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 11am - 8pm (closed on Sun - Tue)
6. Little Yunnan Restaurant
East meets west at this family-owned restaurant specializing in authentic Chinese cuisine. Indulge in a serving of the taste-bud tingling beef noodle overflowing with bok choy, cabbage, carrots, bamboo shoots, and tender beef. Cherish every spoonful of creamy, classic, rice pudding after a dinner of tenderloin marinated in exotic spices, vinegar, and chilli sauce. Enjoy the hot pot experience of using your chopsticks to dunk every morsel of fresh veggies and meat while the steaming broth creates a delicious soup.
Little Yunnan Restaurant
Address: 546 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1R4
Website: Little Yunnan Restaurant
Opening hours: Tue - Thu, Sun: 11am - 8pm, Fri & Sat: 11am - 9pm
7. The Mint Restaurant
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Wander over to this unique dining establishment to indulge in Himalayan specialties along with Asian delicacies. While sitting in luxurious leather seats enjoy a bowl of spicy, red pepper-infused, creamy curry filled with succulent prawns, lemongrass, and bamboo shoots. Enjoy the warm ambiance created at this unique cavern-like dining joint while sampling the charcuterie platters’ creamy cheeses and hearty meats. As you sit alongside the exposed brick wall, savour every succulent piece of chicken in the savoury butter chicken specialty served over fluffy jasmine rice.
The Mint Restaurant
Address: 1414 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2G2
Website: The Mint Restaurant
Opening hours: 5pm - 2am (daily)
8. The Cozy Place
After spending time shopping in charming downtown Victoria, stop in at The Cozy Place to experience Northern and Southern Chinese cuisine specialties. Indulge in a plate of tangy sweet and sour pork accompanied by a plate of pork fried rice. Enjoy a plate of crispy, garlic shrimp spring rolls while waiting on an order of stir-fried beef with an array of crunchy vegetables. Order a heaping plate of classic chicken chow mein to enjoy alongside a serving of teriyaki chicken.
The Cozy Place
Address: 1692 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2G6
Website: The Cozy Place
Opening hours: Tue: 12pm - 8pm, Wed - Fri: 12pm - 9pm, Sat & Sun: 1pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)
9. Halibut House
After a thrilling seafaring adventure searching for orcas with Springtide Whale Watching, sail over to Halibut House for flavourful Asian delicacies. While dining beside the wondrous undersea creatures splashed across the wall, indulge in a healthy serving of crispy battered fish and chips. Enjoy every bite of crunchy deep-fried breaded prawns along with a plate of chow mein. Delight in each piece of tangy sweet and sour pork alongside an appetizer of crunchy spring rolls and fried rice.
Address: 3500 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8X 1G9
Website: Halibut House
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)
After encountering the Royal BC Museum’s majestic woolly mammoths, saunter over to Noodlebox to fill up on Southeast Asian street food. Noodlebox is able to accommodate those with dietary restrictions by substituting ingredients in their delicious dishes for their customers. Indulge in a zesty orange chicken box while your children enjoy mac and cheese or sweet and sour pork boxes. Be transported to the lush jungles of Cambodia while watching the ingredients of the Cambodian Jungle curry box sizzle in the grill’s rising flames.
Address: 818 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B6
Opening hours: 11:30am - 8pm (daily)
Experience Victoria's Asian culinary scene
Escape the days of British Colonialism propriety for the modern, metropolises of Asia filled with street food vendors and bustling night markets during a visit to Victoria, British Columbia. Enjoy the Pacific Ocean’s fresh bounty of seafood served at Halibut House and Young’s Restaurant, among other Asian restaurants. Leave British Columbia’s charming provincial capital behind with hopes to return to experience thrilling killer whale watching excursions alongside sizzling Asian favourites from Noodlebox.
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